1. The air is frigid, the sky, a dreary gray. Snowflakes, the sharp kind that prick your skin, are falling hard. This was ice skating weather. Even the darkest, coldest season had a unique gift to offer, a silver lining inside its bleak exterior.
2. I saved this movie for the weekend, giving it special consideration. It's a narrative film with a sprinkle of a child's fantastical imagination. The actors are excellent.
3. Sitting by the wood stove, poking at the glowing embers, the hypnotic effect of heat and flame.